Anticholinergics (Antispasmodics) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
What To Think About
If constipation is your main symptom, antispasmodics may not work for you. In some cases, use of antispasmodics can make constipation worse.
If you are pregnant, ask your doctor about taking antispasmodics. Some studies have suggested that some antispasmodics can increase the heartbeat of a fetus, and that some are related to birth defects, though they have not been proved to cause these defects.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: April 26, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology